For immediate release: July 9, 2018
Contact: Maura Browning, Communications Director, (573) 526-0949
Ashcroft Welcomes Children of All Ages to a Special Evening Archives Alive! Performance
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft welcomes children of all ages to attend a special evening performance of Archives Alive!, an educational program offered in Jefferson City by the Missouri State Archives, a division of his office. The event will be held on Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. in the Interpretive Center of the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center, 600 W. Main St.
“Our state has such a rich history, with many well-known Missourians helping to make it what it is today,” Ashcroft said. “Archives Alive! provides students the opportunity to learn this history in a way that is both engaging and entertaining and we welcome this opportunity to share the performance with a broader audience.”
Attendees will be taken on a journey through Missouri history in a 45-minute performance beginning with the state’s first inhabitants. The program then provides a better understanding of European settlement within the state and its role in the Civil War and World Wars I and II, as well as the importance of famous Missourians like Mark Twain, Jesse James, Laura Ingalls Wilder and more.
Earlier this year during the program’s annual March through May schedule, more than 5,000 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students, parents and teachers from across the state experienced this unique educational opportunity.
This special Archives Alive! performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Missouri State Archives.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State